Hacksaw’s Headlines-Monday

Posted by on December 18th, 2023  •  0 Comments  • 


Chargers…NFL sources say Bolts will search for a General Manager first then a head coach..Atop GM search list is Adam Peters-Assistant GM-49ers.

Chargers..Incoming GM faces major problems with salary cap..Bolts some 60-to-70M over cap for 2024…have 8-players who count 10M or more against the cap…4-players counting 30M or more cap figure.

Chargers..The Athletic says Brandon Staley’s defenses collapsed because the playbook was too complicated to execute and Staley refused to make changes to help the players…was ‘defiant’ that his system would work…Chargers were 31st in defense…32nd in pass defense for most of the season.

Chargers..Hot candidates for coaching job could include Bill Belichick..Jim Harbaugh..Raheem Morris..Mike LaFleur (Rams)..Frank Smith (Miami)..Dan Quinn (Dallas)

Chargers..Brandon Staley (24-25)..Tom Telesco (89-95)

Chargers..Fired Def Line coach Jay Rodgers a day after axing Brandon Staley
Chargers..LB coach Giff Smith takes over as interim coach
Chargers..Jo Jo Wooden will be interim GM

Rams..Coach Sean McVay calls Brandon Staley-great coach and great person.

Cowboys-L-Bills (31-10)…Blowout win by Bills…RB-James Cook (179R-42R) in dominant win..Dak Prescott (134P-Int-3QB sacks)….Bills (391-195Y) edge in offense…..Dallas (10-4)..Buffalo (8-6)

Ravens-W-Jaguars (23-7)..QB-Lamar Jackson (171P-91R) ..Ravens (251Y) rushing…Jags QB-Trevor Lawrence (305APY)…Baltimore defense 2-fumble recoveries…Baltimore (11-3)..Jags (8-6)

Browns-W-Bears (20-17)..Joe Flacco (374P-2TD-3Int)..David Njoku (10R-104)..Amari Cooper (4R-109)..Justin Fields (166P-TD-2Int) in loss..Browns (9-5)

Green Bay-L-Tampa Bay (34-20)..Baker Mayfield (384P-4TD)..WR-Chris Godwin (10R-155)….Jordan Love (284P-2TD) in loss..

Houston-W-Tennessee.(19-16)..RB-Devin Singletary (121R)..Case Keenum (229-TD)..Will Levis (199-TD)..Texans defense 7-sacks.

Jets-L-Miami (30-0)..Dolphins defense 2Int-2Fu Rec-6-QB-sacks…Tua Tagovailoa (224P-2TD)..WR-Jalen Waddle (8R-142)..Miami (10-4)..

Chiefs-W-Patriots (27-17)..Patrcik Mahomes (305P-2TD-2 Int-3 sacks)…Bailey Zappe (180P-TD-Int-4 sacks) in loss..KC (9-5)

Giants-L-Saints (24-6)..Saints defense 7-sacks..Deerek Carr (218P-3TD)…QB-Tommy DeVito (177P)..

Falcons-L-Carolina (9-7)..Eddie Piniero game winning FG in rain (:02)…QB-Bryce Young (167P-0TD)…Young 4-games in a row without TD pass..QB-Desmond Ridder (152P) in loss..Carolina (2-12)..

Rams-W-Washington (28-20)..Matthew Stafford (258P-2TD)..RB-Kyren Williams (154R)…Cooper Kupp (8R-111Y) in dominant win…QB-Sam Howell benched after (11-26) passing day…Rams (7-7)

49ers-W-Arizona (45-29)..Brock Purdy (242P-4TD)…Christian McCaffrey (115R-71Rec)..Arizona 5-fumbles..Kyler Murray 2Int-3 sacks….SF (11-3)

Bengals-W-Vikings (27-24)-OT..Jake Browning (322P-4TD)..Vikings failed on 3-straight QB sneaks from 1-yard line at end of 4th quarter

Colts-W-Steelers (30-13)..QB-Gardner Minshew (215P-3TD)..Indy defense (2int-3 sacks)..Colts (170Y) rushing

Detroit-W-Denver 942-17)..Jared Goff (278P-5TD)..RB-Jahmeir Gibbs (100R)..WR-Amir St Brown (7R-121Y)..Lions (10-4)

Eagles-Seattle..Monday Night Football..QB-Jalen Hurts viral infection..Geno Smith battling groin injury..Both might miss game.
(NFL Notes)

Denver..Ugly tirade on sidelines Sean Payton-Russell Wilson in midst of blowout loss to Detroit.

Chiefs..NFL fines Andy Reid-Patrick Mahomes (150,000) for public criticism of refs following last weekend loss.

Cleveland..NFL fines Myles Garrett (25,000) for rip job on refs

Detroit..QB-Teddy Bridgewater says he will retire at end of the season

Jets..QB-Zach Wilson-concussion
Jets..LB-Quinton Jefferson-hip
Carolina..CB-Dontae Jackson-back
Miami..OT-Austin Jackson-should..LB-Em Ogbah-hamstring
Giants..K-Randy Bullock-hamstring
Browns..OG-Joel Bitoni-back
Bears..OT-Teven Jenkins-groin
Patriots..OG-Cole Strange-knee
Patriots..CB-Jonathon Jones-knee
Patriots..C-Conor McDermott-concussion
Patriots..TE-Hunter Henry-knee

Chiefs..RB-Isaiah Pecheco-shoulder surgery
Carolina..IR-TE-Hayden Hurst-concussion issues
Bengals..DT-DJ Reader-season ending quad injury
Bengals..WR-J’Marr Chase-shoulder joint injury
Bengals..CB-DJ Ivey-knee
Rams..DT-Aaron Donald-groin
Eagles..S-Darius Slay-knee scope
Colts..WR-Michael Pittman-concussion
Colts..RB-Zach Moss-arm
Steelers..S-Minkah Fitzpatrick-knee
(College Football)

..LA Bowl..UCLA-W-Boise..Colin Schlee-TJ Harden combined (232R) in win
..Myrtle Beach..Ohio-W-Georgia Southern..RB-Rickey Hunt(115R-5TD) Bobcats
..Cure..Appalachian State-W-Miami..13 fumbles in driving rainstorm game
..New Mexico…Fresno State-W-NMexico State..QB-Mikey Keene (380P-3TD)
..Independence..Texas Tech-W-California..Tech defense 4-takeaways

..Charlotte Bowl…Western Kentucky-vs-Old Dominion

(1AA Playoffs)..Semi Finals
..Montana-W-North Dakota State (31-29) OT..QB-Clint McDowell (160P)..Grizzlies (13-1)
..South Dakota State-W-Albany (59-0)..Jackrabbits (556Y) offense..defense 4-takeaways..SDSU (14-0) will face Montana in finals

(Division II)..Finals
..Harding-Arkansas-W-Colorado Mines (38-7)..Harding had (502R) to win title

(Division III)..Finals
..Cortland State-W-North Central-Illinois (38-37)..Red Dragons QB-Zach Boyes (348P-5TD) in upset road win-snap North Central’s 29-game win streak
(College Notes)

Aztecs..LB-Cooper McDonald transfers to TCU
Aztecs..OT-Brandon Dickson transfers to Florida Gators
Aztecs..WR-Brionne Penny enters portal…20th player to file to leave
Aztecs..Hire CJ McGorisk-DB coach-ex U Washington

Syracuse..lands Ohio State-QB-Kyle McCord in transfer portal
Baylor..picks up Toledo QB-Daquan Finn as transfer
USC..visits with QB-Will Howard-Kansas State
USC..QB of future-Malachi Nelson enters transfer portal
Miami..visits with QB-Cam Ward-Washington State
Washington..QB-Will Rogers transfers in-Mississippi State (12,341Y) career
Arizona State..lands USC-RB-Raleek Brown in transfer portal
Indiana.lands QB-Kurtis Rourke-transfer Ohio U
Notre Dame..RB-Audrik Estime files for NFL draft
USC..WRs-Tahj Washington-Brendan Rice file for NFL drafrt
USC..WR-Mario Williams enters transfer portal

UCLA..Coach Chip Kelly expresses remorse about collapse Pac 12..’we all failed’…Proposes 64-team Super Conference…equal revenue sharing for all teams from TV contracts…NIL pool to share players revenue

Grambling..Fires coach Hue Jackson
Grambling..Hires Mickey Joseph-from Nebraska as head coach
USC..Hires Doug Belk-DB coach-U Houston
Penn State..hire Tom Allen-ex Indiana head coach-as Def Coord

New Mexico State..Coach Jerry Kill rips New Mexico AD-for failing to make the Lobos indoor practice facility available to Aggies on a snowy day preparing for New Mexico Bowl

Washington Supreme Court…Rules Oregon State-Washington State can take control of the Pac 12-Conference but also inherit the liabilities the Conference has with pending litigation.


Padres…MLB sources say Padres will owe MLB (39.8M) in Luxury Tax penalties in January for going over the Luxury Tax threshold for a 3rd straight year.

Padres..The Athletic reports Padres will decrease payroll to under (200M) because of Luxury Tax bill and loss of (60M) TV money with collapse of Bally Sports

Padres-Braves..TRADE..Friday night deal sending utilityman Matt Carpenter-P-Ray Kerr and (1.5M) cash to Atlanta for minor league OF-Drew Campbell.

Padres..Sign FA-minor league P-Tommy Nance-ex Marlins
Padres..Sign FA-2B-Nate Mondou-ex White Sox
Dodgers…Sign P-Tyler Glasnow to (4Y-110M) extension-27M average
Dodgers…Tampa Bay included (4M) cash as part of 4-player trade
Dodgers…Shohei Ohtani met with FA-P-Yosh Yamamoto on Dodgers Stadium visit last week
Angels..GM-Perry Manasian said ‘Life goes on’ after Shohei Ohtani departed.

Angels..Sign FA-P-Christan Young-ex Arizona
(Roster Moves)

Royals..Sign FA-P-Michael Wacha (2Y-32M)-ex Padres
Royals..Sign FA-OF-Hunter Renfroe-ex Reds
Tigers..Sign FA-P-Trey Wingenter-ex Padres
Yankees..Sign FA-P-Duane Underwood-ex Pirates
A’s..Sign FA-P-Gerrardo Reyes-ex Padres-Angels
A’s..Sign FA-P-Trevor Gott-ex Mariners
White Sox..Sign FA-C-Chuckie Robinson-ex Reds
Pirates..DFA-1B-Alfonso Rivas

Royals-Pirates..TRADE..KC ships OF-Eduardo Olivares to Buccos

Yankees-Mets..Both have 2nd meeting with FA-P-Yosh Yamamoto
Giants..Visit with FA-P-Shoto Imanaga-Yokohama Bay Stars
Cardinals..Vist with P-Yuki Matsui-Rakuten Eagles-Japan
Miami..Puts P-Jesus Luzardo on trade block
Houston..Shops P-Framber Valdez
Mets..Visit with FA-DH-Justin Turner-ex Red Sox
Mariners..Visit with FA-1B-Rhys Hoskins-ex Phillies
(Baseball Notes)

Texas..P-Max Scherzer-surgery-herniated disc..will be out till June
Seattle..Purchases 100%-control of Root TV-regional network

MLB..Asked to intercede..in Tampa Bay-St Petersburg dispute over team name threatening to kill construction of 1.3B-baseball stadium for the Rays


Aztecs…off weekend
USD-W-Portland State..(69-65)..Wayne McKinnie (21P)..Toreros (8-4)
Arizona-L-Purdue..#1-Wildcats lose to #3 Boilermakers..Purdue guards (53P)

Lakers-NY Knicks..Monday game
Clippers-at-Indiana…Monday game

Clippers-W-Knicks (144-122)..Saturday game..Kawhi Leonard (37P)
Lakers-L-Spurs (121-118)..Friday game..Spurs snapped 18G-losing streak

Kings..Keegan Murray hits 11-straight 3-point shots..(47P) win over Utah
76ers..Beat battered Charlotte Hornets by (53P) on Saturday
Pistons..Club record losing streak now 23-games..NBA record is (26)

Memphis..G-Ja Morant reinstated after 25-game suspension for ‘off court issues’…’Made alot of mistakes’…’Horrible days’…’Eye opening’…’New look-life’

Golden State..Coach Steve Kerr-Draymond Green…’Not going to punish him-want to help him’

Lakers..Kareem Abdul Jabbar..breaks hip in fall at an LA concert..is (76Y)

Kings..sign FA-F-Juan Anderson-ex Golden State

76ers..Give GM-Daryl Morley-extension thru 2027.

Lakers..C-Anthony Davis-sprains ankle again
Cavs..F-Evan Mobely-out 8W-knee scope surgery
Cavs..G-Darius Garland-out 6W-fractured jaw
Suns..G-Brad Beal-injures ankle..out 3W


Gulls-L-Henderson Silver Knights (3-1)…Red hot Gulls come off 8-day hiatus-lose at home infront of (11,300) fans…Gulls had been (5-1-1)

Ducks-W-NJ Devils (5-1)..Adam Henrique 3-goal hat trick in surprise win…Sunday game…Ducks were (1-13) heading into game.

Kings-W-Seattle (3-2)…Kings win in 9-man OT shootout
Ducks-L-Rangers (5-1)….Jon Quick (29-Svs) for NY

Colorado-Seattle..TRADE..Avs deal F-Tomas Tatar to Kraken
Vancouver-San Jose..TRADE..Canucks deal F-Jack Studnika for D-Nick Cicek

Arizona..Union investigates medical mistakes..F-Jusso Valunaki sat for hours in emergency room without treatment..needed 55-stitches to close facial wound for skate cut

Penguins..Release D-Libor Hajeck-will sign in Czech Republic
Columbus..Lose F-Patrick Laine-6W-fractured shoulder blade
Kings..IR-D-Vlad Gavrikov-back injury

Blues..Criticism F-Jordan Kyrou-said club needed culture change after firing Coach Craig Berube

Minnesota..GM-Bill Guerin under investigation-abuse of employees-staff members.

LA Kings..confirm passing Gene Carr..played with Kings-Blues Rangers in 1970s..was (73)


(Soccer)..English Premier League:
..Liverpool-Manchester United..Tense (0-0) draw
..Hot Spur-W-Nottingham Forest..Richarlison game winner for Spur
..Chelsea-Sheffield..Blues score 2-goals in 7-minutes
..Manchester City-Tie-Crystal Palace (2-2)..Palace scores 95′ on penalty shot
..Everton-W-Burnley..Everton scores in 19′-25′
..Arsenal-W-Brighton..Gabe Jesus game winner for Gunners
..Aston Villa-W-Brentford..Ollie Watkins game winner 85′
..West Ham-W-Wolverhampton..Mo Kudas 2-goals
..Newcastle-W-Fulham..Newcastle had man advantage 78-minutes

Luton..D-Tom Lockyu suffers cardiac arrest on field..game suspended…Lockyu in hospital with irregular heartbeat..2nd time this season
LIV-PGA…Report Fenway Sports Group had bid 3B-to become marketing partner of PGA Tour…joining in 3B-bid by Saudi PIF to market in Europe…Financial moves will save PGA Tour.
ESPN-Fox…Report that ESPN morning show “1st Take”-Steven A Smith-Shannon Sharpe dominating TV ratings over Fox Sports “Undisputed” with Skip Bayless-Keyshon Johnson…ESPN has (581,000) viewers..FS1 has (105,000) morning viewers.


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